Coffee and Trivia

Just got a new cafetiere, so I can finally switch back from instant coffee to the real deal again for my morning coffee. My productivity has doubled. Still no DSL, though — early next week is the current estimate, and I can hardly wait.

I went to a pub quiz last night with mates Macker, Tom and Alan — a benefit for a new Dublin theatre company, I think. The prizes were:

  • First prize: several 50 Euron vouchers for various Dublin eateries
  • Second prize: two fancy scarves, a Nivea women’s cosmetics kit, and a very metrosexual Nivea bath kit for a guy
  • Third prize: 4 bottles of nice wine

We did very nicely — “aglet” was correctly defined for instance — but not nicely enough. Put it this way: guess who’s wearing Nivea deodorant?

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  1. Posted March 23, 2006 at 23:31 | Permalink

    aglet: the couture answer, or the computer science answer?

  2. Posted March 24, 2006 at 11:38 | Permalink

    The couture answer.

    Is there a computer science answer? I really should know that one, rather than the bloody shoelace one!

    (looks) — ah — found it — mobile agents. That’s alright, I did know that one at one stage, but had chosen to forget it in a brain-FIFO style ;)

  3. nishad
    Posted March 25, 2006 at 00:30 | Permalink

    I woulda aimed for third prize!

  4. Posted March 25, 2006 at 13:31 | Permalink

    Nishad: I was ;)

  5. nishad
    Posted March 25, 2006 at 23:32 | Permalink

    Ahem I also heard last night about the (one?) question you got right. WTG, CC boy! :D

  6. Posted March 26, 2006 at 03:59 | Permalink

    I’ve not done regular quizzing for quite some time – and hardly get time to check out the quizzes on Quiznet ( – check the old archives, of the first year or two it was in operation – quality’s detiriorated a lot these days .. but its still at a rather different level from most pub quizzing.